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Honey Harvesting & Extraction

Flow Hive's CEO - Cedar Anderson (S4, E52)

June 13, 2022

Seven years ago, father and son set out to redesign the way honey is harvested from bee hives. There must be a way, they reasoned, to get the honey from the comb without disturbing the bees and then bottling the honey direct…

Beekeeper Profile

Professional Bike Racer and Beekeeper - Maghalie Rochette (S4, E51)

June 6, 2022

This week we talk with professional bike racer, Maghalie Rochette, from Quebec, Canada. She is good. Really good. Maghalie came in 2nd in the Canadian National Championships, September, 2021; Is three-times Canadian Cyclocro…

Beekeeper Profile

NYPD Beekeeper - Darren Mays (S4, E50)

May 30, 2022

Imagine responding to every emergency call into 911 about swarms in New York City - across all five boroughs, including Times Square!  Well, imagine no more because, today’s guest, Darren Mays was the Official beekeeper for …

Guests: Ed Colby , Darren Mays
Education Honey Bee Management

Beekeeping With Disabilities - Justin Ruger (S4, E49)

May 23, 2022

Can you imagine the difficulty in trying to work a standard Langstroth hive when sitting in a wheelchair? Or how about working bees while blind? These are just two of the handicaps that Justin Ruger is working on so that peo…

Guest: Justin Ruger
Author Honey Bee Behavior Research

Bee Hunting with Dr. Tom Seeley - Archive Super Episode - (S4, E48)

May 16, 2022

In this replay from the Beekeeping Today Podcast Archive Super, we talk with Dr. Tom D. Seeley. We originally talked with Tom in 2019. Dr. Seeley is a in Biology at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal beha…

Book Review Pests And Predators Research

Pol-Line VSH Honey Bees with USDA-ARS Drs Frank Rinkevich and Mike Simone (S4, E47)

May 9, 2022

Drs. Michael Simone-Finstrom and Dr. Frank Rinkevich, are research entomologists at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Research Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA. They have completed an extensive set of tests in commercial beekeeping ope…

Education Products & Devices

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk and Rob Seccomb - Commercial Beekeeper Course and More (S4, E46)

May 2, 2022

On today episode, we welcome Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk ('retired' from the University of Montana) and Rob Seccomb to talk with us about the Bee Health Guru app and the new Commercial Beekeeper Course they are developing in partn…

Beekeepers Honey Bee Management Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

Regional Beekeepers: Spring 2022 Update (S4, E45)

April 25, 2022

We first met the Regional Beekeepers back in May of 2020. Then twice a year since, we've made a point to catch a chat with them to talk about their bees, their challenges, their successes and plans for the next six months. T…

Education Habitat, Forage,

Earth Day Update from Dr. Jonathan Lundgren (S4, E44)

April 18, 2022

Happy Earth Day… week. Earth Day is this Friday, April 22… and in recognition of that day, we’ve invited Dr. Jonathan Lundgren back to the show to talk about his work at Blue Dasher Farm and with the Ecdysis Foundation’s res…

Products & Devices Research

Best For Bees with Dr. Erica Shelley (S4, E43)

April 11, 2022

This week, Kim is back and we talk with Dr. Erica Shelley.  We find out what her research organization, Best For Bees, Ltd. does, and learn about their latest discoveries that will make your bees safer than you can imagine. …

Education Pesticides & Poisons

Pesticides, Melittology and PolliNation with Andony Melathopoulos (S4, 42)

April 4, 2022

Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service, returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast to talk to us about pesticides and how beekeepers can help mitigate the risk to t…

Education Research

Bee Informed Partnership Loss & Management Survey with Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson (S4, E41)

March 28, 2022

This week, we invite Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson from Bee Informed Partnership to talk with us about their 2022 Loss and Management Survey! It kicks off in April - in just a few days! The was started in 2007 by the a…

Education Products & Devices

HiveTracks 2022 Update and AID-CSB Partnership in Uzbekistan, Ethiopia and Lebanon (S4, E40)

March 21, 2022

On today’s episode, we invite back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes to talk about the latest updates and changes to the HiveTracks: the Beekeeper’s Companion, which has grown beyond being just a great hive management appl…

Education Marketing & Sales

Bees in the D 2022 Update and More (S4, E39)

March 14, 2022

Today, we invite back Brian Peterson-Roest from Bees In The D. Bees In The D is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city …

Honey Bee Management

End of Winter Discussion with Kim, Jim Tew & Jeff (S4, E38)

March 7, 2022

What should a beekeeper be doing this time of year - end of winter and the beginning of spring? What is different between the southern and the northern tier of States? Where do you start? What do you look for? What can you d…

Guest: Jim Tew
Products & Devices

Combplex Update with Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes (S4, E37)

Feb. 28, 2022

This week we welcome back to the podcast Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes. They joined us back in November, 2019, when they were nominated as the one of the 18 finalists in the Empire State Development and Cornell University…

Beekeepers Pollination Management

2022 Almond Season with John Miller (S4, E36)

Feb. 21, 2022

In today episode, we welcome back Friend of the Podcast, commercial beekeeper, and longtime industry advocate, John Miller, to share with you his perspective of the 2022 almond pollination season. We caught up with John whil…

Guest: John Miller
Education

Bees for Development with Nicola Bradbear (S4, E35)

Feb. 14, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Nicola Bradbear to the podcast for the first time. Nicola is the Director of Bees for Development. Bees for Development uses bees to reduce poverty through sustainable beekeeping and increase biod…

Pests And Predators Research

Scientific Beekeeping with Randy Oliver (S4, E34)

Feb. 7, 2022

On today’s episode, we are joined by Randy Oliver. If you don’t read Randy’s ABJ column and don’t check in on his  you’ve been missing some of the most up to date news on breeding mite resistant bees, and the newest, best mi…

Guest: Randy Oliver
Author Beeswax Education

Beekeepers Lab with Bee Culture's Kim Lehman (S4, E33)

Jan. 31, 2022

We have a special treat this week because Kim Lehman has come for a visit. Kim is an educator at heart and works with children of all ages. She started her regular column, All The Buzz In Bee Kids Corner, for Bee Culture ove…

Guest: Kim Lehman
Products & Devices Stings & Venom

Venom Collection with Whale Labs' - James Watts (S4, E32)

Jan. 24, 2022

Today, we welcome James Watts from Whale Labs, in Australia. Whale Labs works on a variety of research projects, but today we talk with him about the honey bee venom collection and the commercial value of that venom. Whale L…

Guest: James Watts
Honey Bee Management Marketing & Sales

Honey Marketing with Jay Williams, William's Honey Farm (S4, E31)

Jan. 17, 2022

On today’s show, we welcome back Jay Williams of and . Right off, Jay, who was with us in December, talked about preparing and entering the contest for Honey Has WON this very prestigious award for this year. You heard him…

Products & Devices

2022 Broodminder Update with Rich Morris (S4, E30)

Jan. 10, 2022

This week we’ve invited Rich Morris, of Broodminder, to provide updates on what’s new and what’s improved with his Broodminder Hive Monitoring sensor collection. Broodminder has been in the hive monitoring business for many …

Guest: Rich Morris
Pests And Predators

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S4, E29)

Jan. 3, 2022

This is the third time we’ve talked with Sven-Erik Spichiger about the Asian Giant Hornet in the state of Washington, and this time he shares some history, enlightens us with the discoveries they’ve made so far, what they ma…